The rules relating to local authority means assessments are complex.

The primary document containing the rules, and to which local authorities refer, runs to over 506 pages. It is not unusual for the rules to be misinterpreted and for assets to be considered when they should not be, or at the wrong value. In particular properties occupied by some dependent relatives, certain investments and jointly owned property are areas of common error. We have many years of experience in challenging local authority assessments, and we can advise you in relation to any errors and seek recovery of incorrectly charged fees.